Richard Scott Larson holds an MFA from New York University, where he studied at the Writers’ Workshop in Paris. His short stories and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, Joyland, Hobart, Wigleaf, Booth, Strange Horizons, and many other journals and anthologies, and have been reprinted twice in Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. His work has also received special mention in the Best American Essays series.
As a critic of books, film, and television, he has been a staff contributor to Publishers Weekly, Slant Magazine, and Strange Horizons, and he was the Assistant Editor of the “Queers Destroy Fantasy!” issue of Lightspeed Magazine. His work has also recently been supported by residency and fellowship offers from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he has been a New Yorker for over fifteen years. He now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU.
He’s currently revising a memoir about horror and the closet.